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The Crawford Art Gallery intend to build a 8-storey extension to increase the size of their exhibition space by 45%.
The proposal has been designed by Grafton Architects and has just been submitted for planning.
The existing building on Emmet Place will also be extensively refurbished.
The project will be funded by the Department of Arts and Culture and is expected to cost €29 million.
Six-storey extension proposed for Crawford Art Gallery Article by Tommy Barker.




Edited 11/12/22 to correct number of floors from 6 to 8, following publication of the planning application.
 

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It’s actually eight storeys it seems, unless there is a typo

Permission for development of this site at Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork City for a period of 7 years. The development will consist of the redevelopment, refurbishment and extension of Crawford Art Gallery (a Protected Structure) at an overall application site area measuring 0.39 hectares. The proposal consists of: Alterations, renovation, repurposing and enhancement of the existing buildings (listed as Protected Structure PS076 in Volume 3 (Built Heritage Objectives) of the Cork City Development Plan 2022-2026) and on the Record of Monuments and Places (Co074-057); The partial localised demolition (c. 299 sq.m.) of existing single storey structures to the north-western corner of the site and 20th century structure at third floor; A new 7 storey over ground floor extension (c.1919 sq. m. gross floor area new build) to provide new public exhibition areas, circulation, 1 no. café at ground floor (c. 94 sqm) and coffee shop (c.11 sq.m.), collection storage spaces, learn and explore studio, WC facilities, staff and back of house facilities and plant space; Works to existing building include Internal reordering to incorporate new Electrical Substation room (c14 sqm), new generator room (12.9 sqm) and switch room (9.4 sqm) at ground floor level with new openings onto Half Moon Street. Removal of internal partitions to reorder existing plan form and circulation at each level, including the modification of existing openings and the provision of new openings at each level. Alteration repair and replacement of internal joinery. Relocation of 16th century fireplace surround. Alteration to internal stairs and steps. Provision of new partitions to reorder existing plan form including new entrance lobby. Provision of new opening connections to the new extension at each level. Works to external envelope to consist of replacement and refurbishment, alteration and thermal upgrade of windows, curtain wall glazing system upgrade, replacement of external panelled doors, pointing renewal, brick cleaning and repair, stonework cleaning and repair including weathering protection flashing. Roof renewal/upgrade works, gutter refurbishment, renewal of flat roofs and thermal upgrade of roofs. Removal of two roof lights and replacement of two patent glazing lanterns and all roof lights with thermally efficient system. Replacement & upgrade of mechanical and electrical services including provision of new risers, horizonal and vertical distribution routes including all necess…
 

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Weird error to have in the article, when it seems like they got the advance notice of the announcement. You'd assume they got it from the gallery itself. It's hardly something silly like some floors being double height?
I wonder that too, as counting the floors in the photo you posted, it definitely looks like 5/6, not 8
 
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